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West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Spinners Lead Sri Lanka To Sequence-Levelling Win

Sri Lanka‘s spinners bamboozled world champions West Indies to say a 43-run win within the second Twenty20 Worldwide at Coolidge Cricket Floor on Friday. Having misplaced by 4 wickets within the opening sport on Wednesday, in a sport the place West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard launched six sixes in an over, the vacationers efficiently defended 160 on Friday to stage the three-match collection. West Indies have been all out for 117 within the 19th over as Sri Lanka ended an eight-game shedding streak in T20I. The ultimate match is on the identical venue on Sunday.

Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga completed with 3-17, off-break bowler Akila Dananjaya, who was the sufferer of Pollard’s midweek assault but in addition claimed a hat-rick, had 1-13.

Wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan took 3-10, together with Pollard who made simply 13.

“The wicket was a bit gradual. I attempted to not give away any boundaries. That is why I used to be in a position to bowl properly,” man-of-the-match Hasaranga instructed the post-match presentation.

West Indies have been 45-1 earlier than 5 wickets fell for simply 21 runs.

Chris Gayle, who was out for a primary ball duck on Wednesday in his first look in two years, made a patchy 16 when he fell to a catch by Ashen Bandara off Hasaranga.

Opener Lendl Simmons (21) was subsequent out, lbw failing to choose a Hasaranga googly.

Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder and Dwayne Bravo all adopted shortly for single determine scores.

Dananjaya had earlier dismissed opener Evin Lewis for six. His spectacular figures of 1-13 have been in stark distinction to his 3-62 on Wednesday.

Hasaranga, simply 23, added Fabian Allan to his listing of victims with the West Indies then struggling on 89-7 within the 16th over.

With greater than 22 an over required, Sandakan then obtained the massive prize of Pollard, caught within the deep for simply 13 having surprisingly opted to bat at quantity seven.

Sandakan then halted Obed McCoy’s late cameo of 23 from seven deliveries with the tail-ender proving to be his staff’s prime scorer.

Earlier, veteran all-rounder Bravo slammed the brakes on Sri Lanka with two wickets and a run-out.

Sri Lanka obtained off to a flying begin after profitable the toss and deciding to bat.

Openers Danusha Gunathilaka and Pathum Nissanka placed on a blistering 94 off the primary 10 overs.

However then 37-year-old Bravo was known as into motion and he responded by operating out Nissanka for 37.

Gunathilaka adopted simply 4 balls later within the 11th over, caught by Kevin Sinclair off Bravo at mid-off.

The Sri Lankan opener went for a prime rating of 56 which featured 4 boundaries and two sixes.

Bravo additionally claimed the third wicket to fall when Simmons caught the skilled Dinesh Chandimal for simply three.

The runs then dried up for Sri Lanka.


Having hit eight fours and three sixes within the first 10 overs, they managed simply three extra fours and one six within the second half of the innings.

That included an eight-over stretch the place the ball by no means crossed the boundary ropes.

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